The world is facing a climate emergency, and industries need to take responsibility for their role in contributing to global carbon emissions. One industry that has been identified as a significant emitter of CO2 is the concrete industry. This is where Cloud Cycle comes in, with their innovative platform that enables concrete providers to manage concrete quality better, reduce waste, save money, and slash CO2 emissions. In this Startup Showcase, we will explore how Cloud Cycle is revolutionizing the concrete industry.
Concrete – A Major Contributor to Carbon Emissions
Globally, we produce over 10 billion tons of concrete each year, making it the second most consumed material on the planet after water. However, the production of concrete is highly energy-intensive and results in the emission of greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide. It is estimated that the production of concrete is responsible for up to 10% of global CO2 emissions. The waste generated by concrete production is also significant, with around 5% of all concrete produced going to waste. In the UK alone, this waste costs around £400 million.
The Cloud Cycle Solution
Cloud Cycle has developed an on-truck device and sensor array that feeds their cloud platform to ensure that concrete meets specification and prevents waste. Even when surplus does occur, their marketplace for the local on-sale of surplus concrete will find a buyer. By using this innovative technology, Cloud Cycle aims to save the concrete industry billions while reducing global CO2 emissions by 1%.
How Cloud Cycle Works
The Cloud Cycle platform works by integrating data from various sources, including on-truck devices, sensor arrays, and mobile devices. The data is then analyzed using machine learning algorithms to provide real-time insights into the quality of the concrete being produced and delivered. This technology enables concrete providers to optimize their operations, reduce waste, and ensure that the concrete meets the required specifications. The platform also includes a marketplace for the local on-sale of surplus concrete, enabling providers to sell excess concrete to other users in the area.
Benefits of Cloud Cycle
The benefits of the Cloud Cycle platform are numerous. By optimizing operations and reducing waste, concrete providers can save money, which can be passed on to customers. This, in turn, can help to make concrete more affordable and accessible. Additionally, by reducing CO2 emissions, the concrete industry can play a significant role in addressing the climate emergency.
The concrete industry has a significant role to play in reducing global carbon emissions. Cloud Cycle’s innovative platform enables concrete providers to manage concrete quality better, reduce waste, save money, and slash CO2 emissions. By using advanced technology and the circular economy, Cloud Cycle is transforming the concrete industry and making it more sustainable for the future.